Wednesday, October 29, 2014

***** Highway Cleanup *****

Seven stalwart  hikers showed up to do the Hwy 108 clean up.

We collected about 12  bags of garbage between Depot Lake Boat Launch and the Airport entrance.  
A very interesting "safety" device was found among the roadside debris.  It thus became the "Treasure in the Trash".  The  award of Hallowe'en  treats  for finding this treasure  was shared by the hikers over coffee!"

Many thanks to George, Don, Gayle, Kathy, Angela, Ron and Emily for spending 2 hours clearing our section of Hwy 108

Snowshoe Trail, October 27, 2014

Commentary and photos by Donna C.
A white frosty morning did not stop 15 hikers from going for a cool and damp hike along the Snowshoe Trail led by Chuck. Special thanks to Ron, Paavo and Emily for their hard work of clearing the trail this past Friday all of us who will hike or snowshoe it in the near future. The rain held off until we were almost back to the cars. A large burl in a tree caught our attention, and of course, Paavo found fresh cranberries. PHOTOS

Friday, October 24, 2014

***** We Need YOU!! *****

  • Hwy 108 Clean Up will be Wednesday, Oct 29. Meet at the Sears Parking Lot at 10 am . Bring work gloves. We will have safety vests and garbage bags for all participants. Prize awarded for the "Treasure in the Trash" for the participant who finds the most interesting object. 
  • Spine Rd Ski Trail Clearing: The Cross Country Ski Club is asking our club to help clear the trail on Saturday, Nov. 1st. at 10:00 am. Please note that we meet at Spine Rd Beach. If you wish to help, call Emily at 705-848-5980. or email at frew@eastlink before Oct 30.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rainbow Ridge Trail (VTA), October 18, 2014

Commentary by Pim D, Photos by Pim D and John B.
A blustery start to the day gave way to some sunny skies for a dozen people to head out to Ryan Lake on the Rainbow Ridge Trail behind the golf course.  We enjoyed some nice views overlooking some ponds, the lake and Victoria Mountain in the distance.  Although most of the leaves were off the trees, there were still some nice pockets of fall colour in the oaks and birches.   PHOTOS

Saturday, October 11, 2014

***** Thursday, October16, Hike to Mt. McBean *****

Members who are attending the Mt. McBean hike this coming Thursday are asked to meet in the parking lot at 9:30 am.   Since there is a fee for parking at McBean Harbour, we will be car pooling. The parking fee is approximately $5.00.  Passengers, a contribution to your driver's gas fund is appreciated.  This is a longer than normal outing, and we hope to return to EL by 4 pm.

DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS THE MCBEAN HIKE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  Weather permitting, Saturday will be a regular Easy Hike.

Split Rock & Rooster Rock, October 11, 2014

Photos by Astrid T.
The sun came out to play today as we hiked to Rooster Rock via Split Rock.  Although the autumn reds have faded, the views over Quirke Lake never disappoint.  PHOTOS

Friday, October 10, 2014

Mt. Victoria & Falls, October 9, 2014

Commentary by Pim D, photos by Astrid T. and Pim D.
An even ten people headed towards Spanish, Ontario to climb Victoria Mountain and visit Victoria Falls on the Serpent River under sunny skies.  We went to the waterfall to find most of the water diverted through  the hydro generating station.  From there it was an uphill battle to the top of Victoria Mountain where we were rewarded with a 360 degree view of the Northshore and the beautiful fall colours.  PHOTOS

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Fire Tower Lookout, October 5, 2014

Commentary and photos by Donna C.
It was finally a clear ( but cool and windy) day for 9 hikers to get out for a hike.  Heather led us up the Fire Tower Lookout road to the top, where we had a light snack, then made out way back down to our cars.  Some of us have started to wear our headbands and mits to keep us warm.  PHOTOS

Sunday, October 05, 2014

***** Mt. Victoria Hike, Thursday, Oct 9 *****

Those that are attending next Thursday's hike to Mt. Victoria are reminded that they should wear suitable footwear, as there are steep and loose rock sections.

***** Hiker Chicks Dinner *****

October's Hiker Chicks dinner will be held on Friday, October 17, 5 pm, at Dunlop Lake Lodge.  The menu will be a choice of 4 options - salmon with dill, chicken parmesan, roast beef, it lasagna. Please call Joyce at 705-847-0074 before October 15th if you would like to attend.